Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

MadFest Melbourne will take place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Venue Details

Address

1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf
VIC 3006
Australia

Phone: (03) 9235 8000

Where is MCEC and Plenary?

MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Plenary is easily found within the Convention Centre, accessed via Convention Centre Place or a short walk down the Exhibition Centre Concourse from the Clarendon Street entrance.

CONVENTION CENTRE

1 Convention Place
South Wharf Victoria Australia

EXHIBITION CENTRE

2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf Victoria Australia

Please visit the MCEC website for the most up to date information on getting to the venue.

Travelling by public transport

BY TRAM

Catch any of the following trams and exit at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

  • Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
  • Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
  • Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively, catch tram number 48 or 70 and exit at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

BY TRAIN

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Exit at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

BY BUS

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.

Travelling by car

DRIVING YOURSELF

Please read the important car parking information at the top of this page.

1. MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE PARKING

Please note: This car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

1,060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hour $14.00
1.0 – 2.0 hour $28.00
2.0 – 3.0 hour $42.00
3.0 – 4.0 hour $56.00
Lost ticket $56.00


Evening rate

Monday to Thursday: $16.00, enter after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 6.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Friday: $20.00, enter after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 6.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Weekend rate (Saturday and Sunday only):

$20.00, flat rate per exit, per day.

Earlybird rate

Monday to Friday: $17.00, enter between 6.00am – 9.00am and exit between 3.00pm – midnight. Visitors who enter or exit the carpark outside of these times will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Please note – All MCEC car park patrons will be directed to car park Door 1 during overnight closure (8.00pm – 6.00am), to access the external areas of South Wharf Promenade.

2. SIDDELEY STREET PARKING

Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees:

0.0 – 0.5 hours $6.00
0.5 – 1.0 hours $12.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $26.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $38.00
3.0+ hours $50.00
Lost ticket $50.00


Evening rate

Monday to Thursday: $12.00, enter after 4.00pm and exit before 6.00am the next day. Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 4.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Friday evening, weekend and public holiday rate: $13.00 per exit, per day. Casual hourly rates will otherwise apply.

Earlybird rate

Monday to Friday: $16.00, enter between 6.00am – 9.00am and exit between 12.00pm – midnight. Visitors who enter or exit the carpark outside of these times will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Please note that the early bird rate will require parking on Level 6 or above.

3. FREEWAY PARKING

This is a Wilson Parking car park, located at Munro Street under the Westgate Bridge. You can access this car park via Normanby Road and Munro Street.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hours $10.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $20.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $30.00
3+ hours (max) $40.00
Lost ticket $50.00


Evening rate

Monday to Thursday: $10.00, enter after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am the following day. Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 6.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

Discounted parking rates are available for exhibitors.
Contact Wilson Parking on +61 3 9224 0301 (work hours) for discount rates and conditions.

4. DFO SOUTH WHARF PARKING

Multi-level car park with 1,150 spaces, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance off Convention Centre Place or Munro Street. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Fees (weekdays including public holidays):

0.0 – 1.0 hours $10.00
1.0 – 2.0 hours $20.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $30.00
3+ hours  (max) $40.00
Lost ticket $50.00

*DFO Discount: Collect validation ticket when making a purchase from any DFO store or food outlet to receive a 50% discount on your parking.


Evening rate:
 $10.00, enter after 6.00pm and exit before 6.00am. Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 6.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay.

5. MUNRO STREET PARKING*

This is a Care Park car park, located at Munro Street.

Fees
0.0 – 1.0 hour – $7.00

Daily maximum (Monday to Sunday) – $13.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

*Please note, on days that there is a public exhibition at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre the flat rate is $14.00 for up to 12 hours of parking.

Catch a taxi

Travelling to the Exhibition Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC.

Travelling to the Convention Centre?
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DFO South Wharf.

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